Books & Publications
Majer, J. D. (ed.) (1989).
Animals in Primary Succession. The Role of Fauna in Land Reclamation.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 547 pp
Agosti, D., Majer, J., Alonso, E. and Schultz, T. (eds.). (2000).
Ants: Standard Methods for Measuring and Monitoring Biodiversity. Biological Diversity Handbook Series.
Smithsonian Institution Press. Washington D.C., 20+280pp
Delabie, J., Fernandez, F & Majer J. (eds.) (2012).
Advances in Neotropical Myrmecology.
Gunawardene, N.R., Majer, J.D., Taylor, C. & Harvey, M.S. (2013).
The Terrestrial Invertebrate Fauna of Barrow Island, Western Australia
This book can be obtained from the Western Australian Museum Bookshop or online at:
Purchase book (external website)
Resource Curse or Cure?On the Sustainability of Development in Western Australia
Series: CSR, Sustainability, Ethics & Governance
Brueckner, M., Durey, A., Mayes, R., Pforr, C. (Eds.)
2014, XXVII, 295 p. 29 illus.
Springer has recently released a book titled ‘Resource Cure or Curse? On the Sustainability of Development in Western Australia’, edited by Martin Brueckner and colleagues. Globalisation and rapid social and environmental change in recent decades have brought into sharper focus not only the benefits but also the costs of economic development. The once assumed link between economic development and societal well-being is being increasingly questioned in the face of growing social and environmental problems and unfulfilled expectations concerning political and commercial decision-makers. The orthodox development dogma is being tested in particular in resource-based economies such as Western Australia, where globalisation pressures and the concomitant rise in the demand for natural resources highlight the difficulties of effectively balancing broader societal interests with those of industry and the state. This book provides a critical review of the socio-political, environmental and cultural state of play in Western Australia, offering an analysis of how resource-based developments are shaping the state and its people.
In one chapter, our Director discusses whether mining and biodiversity are compatible with each other. A manuscript version of the chapter is provided here.
Agosti, D., Majer, J., Alonso, E. and Schultz, T. (eds.), Translated by Mahsa Ghobadi and Mohammad Mahdavi. (2015).
Ants: Standard Methods for Measuring and Monitoring Biodiversity. (Farsi edition)
Delabie, J.H.C., Feitosa, R., Serrão, J.E., Mariano, C.S.F. & Majer, J.D. (eds) (2015).
Formigas Poneromorfas do Brasil.
Editus, Ilhéus (Bahia), Brazil. 477 pp.
Editorial Board member of Asian Myrmecology, a peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of research on ants in, or from, Asia and is published by the International Network for the Study of Asian Ants (ANeT). The journal publishes original research papers, reviews, and short communications in important subfields of myrmecology, without any page charges. All issues of the journal may be accessed at www.asian-myrmecology.org (external website) where all articles may be viewed and downloaded.
Editorial Board member of Halteres (external website)
References marked so, can be obtained by citing reference number in an email to Jonathan Majer.
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Consultancy Reports (includes reports prepared prior to formation of Biomonitoring International)
Majer, J. D. (1978). Insecticide persistence in treated soil at base of timber poles. Hamersely Iron Pty. Ltd. .
Majer, J. D. (1980). The Wagerup Ant Fauna. Alcoa of Australia Ltd. .
Majer, J. D. (1980). A survey of certain invertebrates occurring within the West Angelas Deposit A area. Cliffs International Ltd.
Majer, J. D. (1985). The invertebrate fauna in the Worsley Flora and Fauna Studies, Phase Three Report. Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd.
Majer, J. D. (1985). The invertebrate fauna in the Boddington Gold Mine Project: Flora and Fauna Studies. Reynolds Metals Ltd.
Majer, J. D. (1987). Assessment of terrestrial invertebrates in the Manjar development. In: (M. I. Blackwell & Assoc.) A vertebrate and invertebrate survey of the Manjar Development Area, near Mandurah, Western Australia.
Majer, J. D. (1992). Assessment of invertebrates on the Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd, Spring 1991 and Summer 1992. Worsley Alumina Pty Ltd. #R7
Majer, J. D. (1993). Report on an inspection of spiders in the Woolworths liquor store at Karrinyup. Curtin Consultancy Services.
Majer, J. D. & H. F. Recher (1995). Report on a visit to Frederick Samson Park. City of Fremantle.
Majer, J. D. & B. Heterick (1997). The impact of disturbance on terrestrial invertebrates in the Western Australian Regional Forest Agreement Area. Report to the Commonwealth of Australia. Curtin Consultancy Services. 97 pp.
Recher, H. F. & J. D. Majer (1998). Forest and non-plant biodiversity: A report to the World Bank. Report to the World Bank. 50 pp. #R11
Majer, J. D. (1998). Report on causal agent of yellow droppings on stored cars. Report to Prixcars. Curtin Consultancy Services.
Safstrom, R. in association with Bamford M. J. & A. R., Consulting Ecologists, Majer, J. D. & Harris, A. (1999). The current state of biodiversity in the Avon River Basin. Environs Consulting Pty Ltd.
Lloyd, M. V., G. Barnett, M. D. Dohery, R. A. Jeffree, J. John, J. D. Majer, J. M. Osborne & O. G. Nichols (2001). Managing the impacts of the Australian minerals industry on biodiversity. Australian Centre for Mining Environmental Research. 101 pp. #R14
Langlands, P & J. D. Majer (2004). Assessment of the termite (Isoptera) fauna in unmined and rehabilitated areas at the Argyle Diamond Mine. Report to Argyle Diamond Mine. 20 pp.
Majer, J. D., R. Graham & S. Callan (2006). Intensive search for Urodacus sp. in the Greater Gorgon Project Area. Report to Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. 10 pp.
Majer, J. D., S. Callan & R. Graham (2006). Report on the preliminary survey of terrestrial invertebrates for the proposed Gorgon gas processing facility on Barrow Island. Report to Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. 45 pp.
Majer, J.D., S. K. Callan, , R. Graham, and K. Edwards (2008) Report on the baseline survey of terrestrial invertebrates for the Gorgon Gas Development on Barrow Island, part 1: Gorgon gas plant “GP” survey 2006. Report to Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. 60 pp. #
Majer, J.D., S. K. Callan, , R. Graham, and K. Edwards (2008) Report on the baseline survey of terrestrial invertebrates for the Gorgon Gas Development on Barrow Island, part 2: Non-indigenous species (NIS) survey 2006- 2007. Report to Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. 50 pp.
Majer, J. D., K. Edwards & S. Callan (2008) Second intensive search for Urodacus sp. on Barrow Island for the proposed Gorgon gas development. Report to Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. 30 pp.
Whittle, P., S. Barrett, K. Mengersen, D. Hardie, A. Nietrzeba, R. Stoklosa & J Majer (2008) Design of a detection program for non-indigenous invertebrates on Barrow Island: Proof of Concept using Exemplar Species The Big-headed ant, Pheidole megacephala. Report to Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. 48 pp.
Stehlik, D., A. Buckley. C. Williams, J. Majer & R. Harris (2008). Towards convergence: Technical report on biodiversity and resource use. stakeholder values for the Ravensthorpe Range. Report to the South Coast Natural Resource Management Inc. 79 pp.
Whittle, P., S. K. Barrett, F. Jarrad, J. Murray, K. Mengersen, D. Hardie, A. Nietrzeba, R. Stoklosa. J. Parkes & J Majer (2009) Design of a detection surveillance systems for non-indigenous species of terrestrial invertebrates, vertebrates and plants on Barrow Island. Report to Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. 313 pp.
Majer J. D, and Heterick, B. E. (2005-present). Alcoa long-term ant study. Biennial reports to Alcoa of Australia Ltd.
Majer, J D. & Heterick, B. E. (2012). Solomon Rail Project. Ant monitoring baseline survey. Report to Syrinx Environmental.
Biomonitoring International (2013). Insects in a package of furniture. Report to a Perth furniture importer. 9 pp.
Biomonitoring International (2013). Review of changes to the Western Australian (WA) protocol of importation of mangoes – risk of importing Mango Seed Weevil. Report to the Ord Mango Grower’s Association. 48 pp.
Biomonitoring International (2014). Export conditions for celery to United Arab Emirates Countries. Report to North East Equity Pty Ltd. 21 pp.
Biomonitoring International (2014) Development of a biosecurity plan for a holiday chalet proposal. Report to Flint Moharich. 19 pp.
Biomonitoring International (2014) Ant identifications for Alcoa McCoy Long-term monitoring program. Report to Alcoa of Australia Ltd 9 pp.
Biomonitoring International (2016). Ant and invertebrate identifications for Alcoa Willowdale-Orion Long-term monitoring program. Report to Alcoa of Australia Ltd 11 pp.
Majer, J.D. & van der Westhuizen, F. (2016). External review of the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Botswana. 27 pp.